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o·ver·spill

 (ō′vər-spĭl′)
n. (ō′vər-spĭl′)
1. The fact or process of spilling over.
2. Something that spills over: an overspill of milk.
3. Chiefly British Movement of people from overcrowded cities to less populated areas.

overspill

n
a. something that spills over or is in excess
b. (as modifier): overspill population.
vb, -spills, -spilling, -spilt or -spilled
(intr) to overflow

overspill


Past participle: overspilled/overspilt
Gerund: overspilling

Imperative
overspill
overspill
Present
I overspill
you overspill
he/she/it overspills
we overspill
you overspill
they overspill
Preterite
I overspilled/overspilt
you overspilled/overspilt
he/she/it overspilled/overspilt
we overspilled/overspilt
you overspilled/overspilt
they overspilled/overspilt
Present Continuous
I am overspilling
you are overspilling
he/she/it is overspilling
we are overspilling
you are overspilling
they are overspilling
Present Perfect
I have overspilled/overspilt
you have overspilled/overspilt
he/she/it has overspilled/overspilt
we have overspilled/overspilt
you have overspilled/overspilt
they have overspilled/overspilt
Past Continuous
I was overspilling
you were overspilling
he/she/it was overspilling
we were overspilling
you were overspilling
they were overspilling
Past Perfect
I had overspilled/overspilt
you had overspilled/overspilt
he/she/it had overspilled/overspilt
we had overspilled/overspilt
you had overspilled/overspilt
they had overspilled/overspilt
Future
I will overspill
you will overspill
he/she/it will overspill
we will overspill
you will overspill
they will overspill
Future Perfect
I will have overspilled/overspilt
you will have overspilled/overspilt
he/she/it will have overspilled/overspilt
we will have overspilled/overspilt
you will have overspilled/overspilt
they will have overspilled/overspilt
Future Continuous
I will be overspilling
you will be overspilling
he/she/it will be overspilling
we will be overspilling
you will be overspilling
they will be overspilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overspilling
you have been overspilling
he/she/it has been overspilling
we have been overspilling
you have been overspilling
they have been overspilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overspilling
you will have been overspilling
he/she/it will have been overspilling
we will have been overspilling
you will have been overspilling
they will have been overspilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overspilling
you had been overspilling
he/she/it had been overspilling
we had been overspilling
you had been overspilling
they had been overspilling
Conditional
I would overspill
you would overspill
he/she/it would overspill
we would overspill
you would overspill
they would overspill
Past Conditional
I would have overspilled/overspilt
you would have overspilled/overspilt
he/she/it would have overspilled/overspilt
we would have overspilled/overspilt
you would have overspilled/overspilt
they would have overspilled/overspilt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overspill - the relocation of people from overcrowded citiesoverspill - the relocation of people from overcrowded cities; they are accommodated in new houses or apartments in smaller towns
move, relocation - the act of changing your residence or place of business; "they say that three moves equal one fire"
2.overspill - the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacityoverspill - the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
Translations

overspill

[ˈəʊvəspɪl] N (= population) → exceso m de población
an overspill townuna ciudad satélite

overspill

[ˈəʊvərspɪl] nexcédent m de population

overspill

[ˈəʊvəˌspɪl] n (Brit) (population) → eccedenza di popolazione
an overspill town → una città satellite
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